Stelio Manousakis: Co-creator & performer in ’That which is swan and Ivy’ by Center no Distractor
Stelios Manousakis (GR/NL) is a Netherlands-based artist exploring relationships between time, space, body, system, and sound. His work is particularly concerned with the invisible and the ephemeral, and with shaping sensation, perception and experience in time. His practice lies in the convergence zones of art, philosophy, science and engineering; it extends from performances, to environments and interactive installations, to compositions, fixed media pieces, and film music, and often merges algorithmic finesse with the expressiveness of improvisation or the immediacy of audience participation. Stelios’ work has been shown across Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East in festivals, performance venues, centers, museums, galleries, and underground spaces such as ZKM Karlsruhe, dOCUMENTA, Seattle Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Vigo, IDFA, Dag in de Branding, ICMC, NIME, Rewire festival, Audio Art festival, IEM Graz and STEIM among others. Besides his solo work, he has co-founded several music ensembles and multimedia groups, and most recently the intermedial Modern Body Festival. He studied music and linguistics in Greece, Sonology in the Netherlands, and is ABD PhD in Visual and Performing Arts at the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS, University of Washington, Seattle, USA).